I am through college now, and Mrs. Neilson remains my favorite teacher that I've ever had. She can be scattered/spacey, but gives you art lessons identical to a college program - only better. She does not accept mediocrity or laziness but pushes everyone to be more and develop their art beyond what they thought was their personal best (if you actually try). This is not a filler class. She is an incredible teacher, friend, and person. Critiques are the best thing that preps you for college.
Once you get to know her, you'll absolutely love everything about her! Great teaching ability, and knows how to have fun!
Kinda spacey. Picks favorites. She only likes people who like art alot.